(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Internap Network Services Corporation today announced that it will open a new data center in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. The state-of-the-art, company-controlled facility will serve growing demand among enterprise organizations in the DFW area for premium colocation backed by Internap’s route-optimized network connectivity services that deliver best-in-class performance, availability and support. The new DFW facility continues Internap’s strategy to build a geographically diversified platform of premium data centers to serve customers’ high-performance IT infrastructure needs, integrated with Internap’s portfolio of colocation, connectivity, CDN, managed hosting and cloud storage services.
Coined the “Silicon Prairie,” Dallas/Fort Worth is a strong market for colocation with its diverse business climate, which includes the technology, defense, financial services, life sciences, retail, telecommunications and transportation industries. Further, demand for colocation space in the DFW metroplex is expected to outpace supply through 2013, according to a recent report on multi-tenant data center supply from Tier1 Research.
Internap’s new DFW data center will include approximately 55,000 square feet of net sellable raised floor space, as well as a full range of customer amenities including conference rooms, expanded technical space and private office space. The state-of-the-art facility will feature green data center best practices to minimize energy consumption as well as a modular power design, which enables customers to select their availability and increase power densities well over 200 watts per foot without taking on additional space.
Like Internap’s other company-controlled data centers, the DFW facility will offer customers a highly-reliable and scalable IT infrastructure to deliver and store content, data and applications. Customers can access Internap’s Performance IP™ service, which connects to all of the major Internet backbones globally and leverages patented technology that analyzes network performance characteristics – such as available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – to ensure that Internet traffic is routed over the best path 100 percent of the time. Along with SAS 70 Type II compliant practices utilized in Internap’s other company-controlled data centers, the DFW facility will also offer multiple layers of security with 24/7 on-site technical support as well as proactive monitoring by engineers in Internap’s redundant Network Operations Centers.
“The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area boasts the largest concentration of corporate headquarters in the U.S. with 10,000 companies calling the city home, including numerous organizations ranked on the Fortune 500,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of data center services at Internap. “With the addition of DFW to our portfolio of company-controlled data centers, we are able to provide these bedrock corporations with sorely-needed data center space that can be tailored to their specific IT infrastructure needs – from colocation, managed hosting and cloud storage services to premium connectivity and Content Delivery Network services – and can quickly scale to support their business growth requirements.”
The new Dallas/Fort Worth facility is expected to open Phase I in Q1 2012 and marks Internap’s sixth company-controlled data center announcement in less than a year, with new and expanded facilities recently introduced in Seattle, Santa Clara, Houston and Boston.